Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring Blossoms - Free Crochet Pattern!

When you ramble through a garden in spring, you are sure to see flowers - lots and lots of them! So it makes sense to me (even though Tasmania is heading into winter) that blossoms should also be found on here, A Beautiful Ramble. 

I have had this little blossom in my head for a few days now, and last night the idea finally came into reality. Three realities, in fact. If one blossom is good, two must be better and so it follows that three must be best. (I also thought I should give my written instructions a little test run.) They only take a couple minutes each to make.

I hope, hope, HOPE this pattern makes sense! I wrote it after midnight last night. If you make it, please let me know! I would love to see. (Here is the Ravelry link).

Scraps of DK weight (8 ply) yarn
4.5mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle for finishing and sewing in the ends

Pattern uses US terminology.
Stitches used: chain (ch), slip stitch (slst), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc).
Special Techniques: Magic Ring (also called Magic Loop)
--magic loop video (here are some written instructions


Make a magic ring, ch 1.
Round 1: 5 sc in magic ring, join with slst.
Round 2: (ch2, dc, ch2, slst) in same st as the slst from Round 1, *in the next st (slst, ch2, dc, ch2, slst), repeat from *.
Finishing: cut a tail of about 4 inches (10cm), and draw it up through the last slst. Thread the tail onto the tapestry needle, insert under the very first slst (from Round 1), and back into the centre of the last slst. This makes an invisible join and is very neat. Secure the tail by taking it under a few stitches, bringing it up near the other, starting tail.

I left the tails hanging and loose so I can use them to sew the blossoms onto other projects.

There you have it! I hope you like this little pattern! I certainly do.

The copyright of this pattern remains with myself. It is provided free for personal use only. The pattern may not be reproduced for commercial purposes. If you want to sell products you have made from this pattern, you are free to do so (please refer to my FAQ page).

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Spring Blossoms by Katherine Crombie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.